Condom-Insistence Conflict in Women’s Alcohol-Involved Sexual Encounters With a New Male Partner

Amanda E.B. Bryan, Jeanette Norris, Devon Alisa Abdallah, Tina Zawacki, Diane M. Morrison, William H. George, Kelly Davis, Cinnamon L. Danube, Cynthia A. Stappenbeck

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Abstract

First-time sexual intercourse with a new male partner, relative to other sexual encounters, is associated with heightened risk to women for contracting sexually transmitted infections. Little is known, however, about women’s condom-related decision-making processes during these first-time sexual encounters. In the present study, we surveyed a community sample of 179 women aged 18–30 about their alcohol consumption, desire to use a condom, perception of their partner’s desire to use a condom, condom-insistence conflict, and condom-decision abdication and use during their most recent alcohol-involved first-time sexual encounter with a new partner. With structural equation modeling, we tested a cognitive mediation model with various configurations of alcohol effects on abdication and condom use (direct, indirect, and moderator). A moderated mediation model fit the data best. Women experienced elevated condom-insistence conflict when they wanted to use a condom and perceived their partner did not; conflict, in turn, was associated with higher likelihood of abdication and lower likelihood of condom use. Higher alcohol intoxication attenuated the associations of desire to use a condom, and perceived partner’s desire to use a condom, with conflict. Results support an alcohol myopia-conflict inhibition-reduction model and emphasize the importance of sex education programs that not only teach young women about condom-related assertiveness and the effects of alcohol but also prepare them to respond to experiences of conflict that arise during sexual encounters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-113
Number of pages14
JournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Condoms
alcohol
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mediation
intoxication
sex education
moderator
alcohol consumption
decision-making process
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Sexual
Assertiveness
Alcoholic Intoxication
Sex Education
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Alcohol Drinking
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Keywords

  • abdication
  • alcohol intoxication
  • condom use
  • conflict
  • moderated mediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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Bryan, A. E. B., Norris, J., Abdallah, D. A., Zawacki, T., Morrison, D. M., George, W. H., ... Stappenbeck, C. A. (2017). Condom-Insistence Conflict in Women’s Alcohol-Involved Sexual Encounters With a New Male Partner. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41(1), 100-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684316668301

Condom-Insistence Conflict in Women’s Alcohol-Involved Sexual Encounters With a New Male Partner. / Bryan, Amanda E.B.; Norris, Jeanette; Abdallah, Devon Alisa; Zawacki, Tina; Morrison, Diane M.; George, William H.; Davis, Kelly; Danube, Cinnamon L.; Stappenbeck, Cynthia A.

In: Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 100-113.

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Bryan, AEB, Norris, J, Abdallah, DA, Zawacki, T, Morrison, DM, George, WH, Davis, K, Danube, CL & Stappenbeck, CA 2017, 'Condom-Insistence Conflict in Women’s Alcohol-Involved Sexual Encounters With a New Male Partner', Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 100-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684316668301
Bryan, Amanda E.B. ; Norris, Jeanette ; Abdallah, Devon Alisa ; Zawacki, Tina ; Morrison, Diane M. ; George, William H. ; Davis, Kelly ; Danube, Cinnamon L. ; Stappenbeck, Cynthia A. / Condom-Insistence Conflict in Women’s Alcohol-Involved Sexual Encounters With a New Male Partner. In: Psychology of Women Quarterly. 2017 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 100-113.
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